This International Stress Awareness Week we take a look at some of the studies that have taken place with university students to look at the potential stress relieving effects of animal-assisted interventions on this group of people. Research in this area is vital to ensure the wellbeing of both students and animals. #InternationalStressAwarenessWeek #StressAwarenessWeekContinue reading
Many dogs are frightened of fireworks, and whilst this can be unavoidable, there are some steps you can take to prevent stress and fear if your dog has not experienced them before, or to try to minimise it, if you have a dog that is already fearful.Continue reading
The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) is proud to announce the successful applicants to its 2021 round of research funding. This is the second of three annual funding rounds which supports research into furthering the understanding of the human-animal bond.Continue reading
Are you 18 years or older?
Do you currently live with a pet?
You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University.
For more information, download the flyer here.
The goal is to develop and validate a measure that is able to capture general pet-related stress. You will be asked to complete an online survey that takes about 10 minutes.
The research team can be contacted on 804-220-1182 (U.S. only) or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Authors are invited to submit articles for the special edition of the Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin on pertinent aspects of hospice/palliative care, euthanasia, or grief/loss related to companion animals.Continue reading
Congratulations to Dr Helen Lewis from Swansea University, who was the winner of the poster competition at this year’s SCAS Conference.
Dr Lewis’ poster looked at the inclusion of classroom pets (particularly the involvement of dogs) in schools from countries across the world.Continue reading
We are delighted to announce a record-breaking attendance at our 2021 conference, held online on Sunday 19 September,
Attendees from over twelve countries including the UK, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Estonia, the Philippines, India, Mexico, Mauritius, Germany, Nigeria and Ghana participated in the virtual event, learning about new research and programmatic advances in key areas of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI).Continue reading
SCAS trustees, Dr. Elizabeth Ormerod and Dr. Sandra McCune, will be presenting at the IAHAIO online conference this weekend (25-26 September 2021):Continue reading
A new opportunity for students and professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in Human-Animal Interaction studies!
Postgraduate Certificate & Master of Arts Degree (MA) in Professional Development in Human-Animal Interactions (via distance learning).Continue reading